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The New York State Barn Coalition encourages all of those who work on historic buildings to pursue preservation-oriented maintenance strategies and repair techniques. This doesn't mean that every repair needs to be executed as if it were part of a museum-quality restoration or that one must have specialized education and training to play an active role in barn preservation. On the contrary, with a little research and planning some of the most effective projects can be undertaken on a modest budget by those who are qualified only by virtue of their energy to get a job done and their passion for the building. The topical preservation briefs assembled on the "Barn Preservation" page of this web site may provide a useful starting point for those who want to learn more about historic construction techniques, understand the causes of material deterioration, or begin planning their own rehabilitation effort.

Whether you're working on a barn as a restoration specialist or an owner, the Barn Coalition recommends following a few important preservation principles known as the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties. Often referred to as the "Standards" for short, they were developed by the National Park Service (NPS) as an underlying philosophy to guide preservation planning. The Standards recommend maintaining distinctive features, repairing rather than replacing and, when deteriorated beyond repair, replacing historic building fabric with in-kind materials.

Secretary of the Interior's Standards

  1. The property shall be used for its historic purpose or be placed in a new use that requires minimal change to the defining characteristics of the building and its site and environment.
  2. The historic character of a property shall be retained and preserved. The removal of historic materials or alteration of features and spaces that characterize a property shall be avoided.
  3. Each property shall be recognized as a physical record of its time, place, and use. Changes that create a false sense of historical development, such as adding conjectural features or architectural elements from other buildings, shall not be undertaken.
  4. Most properties change over time; those changes that have acquired historic significance in their own right shall be retained and preserved.
  5. Distinctive features, finishes, and construction techniques or examples of craftsmanship that characterize a historic property shall be preserved.
  6. Deteriorated historic features shall be repaired rather than replaced. Where the severity of deterioration requires replacement of a distinctive feature, the new feature shall match the old in design, color, texture, and other visual qualities and, where possible, materials. Replacement of missing features shall be substantiated by documentary, physical, or pictorial evidence.
  7. Chemical or physical treatments, such as sandblasting, that cause damage to historic materials shall not be used. The surface cleaning of structures, if appropriate, shall be undertaken using the gentlest means possible.
  8. Significant archeological resources affected by a project shall be protected and preserved. If such resources must be disturbed, mitigation measures shall be undertaken.
  9. New additions, exterior alterations, or related new construction shall not destroy historic materials that characterize the property. The new work shall be differentiated from the old and shall be compatible with the massing, size, scale, and architectural features to protect the historic integrity of the property and its environment.
  10. New additions and adjacent or related new construction shall be undertaken in such a manner that if removed in the future, the essential form and integrity of the historic property and its environment would be unimpaired.

For those projects that are beyond the capabilities of the average barn owner, the Barn Coalition has assembled a list of professionals organized geographically by county. Some people on this list are specialists in barn restoration; others are general contractors who are capable and willing to work on barns. An individual's presence on this list does not constitute the Barn Coalition's endorsement of their experience or skill. Before contacting anyone on the list for help, or beginning a project on your own, we encourage you to familiarize yourself with the Standards by reading the NPS's Guidelines for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings. Any consultant or contractor hired should be familiar with the Standards, or at least be willing to employ them. Your own knowledge of the Standards will enable you to interview the contractor and then work with him or her to achieve preservation-oriented results. Barn owners should also note that most state or federal preservation incentives require your project to meet the Standards.

Select a county from the pulldown menu to find the barn contractor nearest to you. If no contractors are listed in your county, try neighboring counties. The Barn Coalition will periodically add new contractors to this list as they become known to us.

Albany

Company / Contact Address Phone
Minuteman Construction
James Matulewicz
PO Box 183 James Lane
Guilderland Ctr., NY 12085
fax (518) 834-9225
voice (518) 861-5363

Allegany

Company / Contact Address Phone
Terry L. Palmiter Design / Build
6127 Hamilton Hill Rd
Alfred Station, NY 14803
voice 607-587-8032

Broome

Company / Contact Address Phone
Rick Smith
Box 139A, RD #1
Hancock, NY 13783
voice (607) 467-3104

Cattaraugus

Company / Contact Address Phone
Leon Buckwalter
PO Box 232
Hinsdale, NY 14743
voice (716) 557-8391
Company / Contact Address Phone
M.T. Ellman Construction Company
521 Pine Street, Suite 10
Olean, NY 14760
voice 716-372-6972

Cayuga

Company / Contact Address Phone
Fred Tanner
28 King St
Port Byron, NY 13140
voice 315-776-4697

Chautauqua

Company / Contact Address Phone
Dennis LaBarte Construction
1327 South Main Street
Jamestown, NY 14701
voice 716-664-5221

Chemung

Company / Contact Address Phone
John Decker
voice 607-733-6845

Chenango

Company / Contact Address Phone
Bob Mahardy
Box 348, Casey Road
Sherburne, NY 13460
voice (607) 674-2017
Company / Contact Address Phone
John Lucchese
399 Blakesley Nurse Hollow Rd
Afton, NY 13730
voice 607-693-1829
Company / Contact Address Phone
Trask Contracting
314 Kendricks Rd
Sherburne, NY 13460
314 Kendricks Rd
Sherburne, NY 13460
voice 607-674-4284
Company / Contact Address Phone
Yencer Construction
Dick Alger
PO Box 613
Sherburne, NY 13460
fax 607-674-4970
voice 800-721-7715
iwoodc@norwich.net

Clinton

Company / Contact Address Phone
Bill Umbreit
131 McGarr Rd

Peru, NY 12972
voice 518-643-2139

Columbia

Company / Contact Address Phone
Claverack Timber Building
Michael Carr
PO Box C-22
Hollowville, NY 12530-0122
voice (518) 851-3043
Company / Contact Address Phone
Richard J. Staats

Germantown, NY 12526
voice 518-537-6442
Company / Contact Address Phone
Visage Construction Corporation
719 Church Ave
Germantown, NY 12526
voice 518-537-7300

Connecticut

Company / Contact Address Phone
Early New England Restorations
Brian Cooper
273 Pendleton Hill Rd
North Stonington, Connecticut 06359
voice 860-599-4393
Early New England Restorations offers full management services for the completion of your project. We maintain a staff of highly skilled craftsmen.

Cortland

Company / Contact Address Phone
An Age of Barns
J. Murtaugh Quinn

Cortland, NY
fax 607-423-5646
voice 607-753-6639
Company / Contact Address Phone
Finger Lakes Construction Company
137 S Main St
Homer, NY 13077
voice 607-749-7779

Delaware

Company / Contact Address Phone
Rick Smith Building Contractor
110 Sherman Creek Rd
Hancock, NY 13783
voice 607-467-3104

Dutchess

Company / Contact Address Phone
Robert Hedges
RD #1, Box 313
Pine Plains, NY 12567
voice (518) 398-7773

Erie

Company / Contact Address Phone
Alliance Builders
Vincent L. Kuntz
464 Norwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14222-1504
voice (716) 884-7807

Essex

Company / Contact Address Phone
Albany Architecture
John Mescik
voice 518-433-9394
Company / Contact Address Phone
Amstutz Woodworking
Steven Amstutz

Wilmington, NY 12997
voice 518-946-2662
Moving only

Herkimer

Company / Contact Address Phone
Eric Carney Contracting
1670 State Route 29
Little Falls, NY 13365
voice 315-429-8731
Company / Contact Address Phone
James Burst

Springville Center, NY
voice 315-858-9255
Company / Contact Address Phone
Jim Rodriguez

Springville Center, NY
voice 607-264-8476

Jefferson

Company / Contact Address Phone
B & J Construction
Wesley Merritt
RD #1, Box 364
Redwood, NY 13679
Company / Contact Address Phone
Longmore Construction
Tim Longmore
22487 Co. Rt. 189
Lorraine, NY 13659
voice (315) 232-2405

Madison

Company / Contact Address Phone
Ashcraft Barn Beam Company
Jordan Ashcraft
223 Thompson Hill Rd.
Earlville, NY 13332
voice (315) 691-4899
handhewn13@hotmail.com
Serves both Madison and Chenango Counties.
Company / Contact Address Phone
Heritage Structural Renovation
PO Box 470, Kiley Road
New Woodstock, NY 13122-0470
voice (315) 662-3574
Company / Contact Address Phone
Matthew Grabosky
1630 Delphi Road
Cazenovia, NY 13035
voice (315) 662-3260
Company / Contact Address Phone
Michael Baker
30 Fenner St
Cazenovia, NY 13035
voice 315-655-4312

Massachusetts

Company / Contact Address Phone
Berkshire Barns
Shaun Garvey

Dalton, MA
voice 413.684.4352
Restoration, Dismantling, Relocation, Reraising
Company / Contact Address Phone
George Yonnone Restorations
P.O.Box 278

West Stockbridge , MA 01266
voice 413-232-7060
www.gyrestorations.com | George@gyrestorations.com
Preforming structural repair and restorations of colonial homes, barns, and log cabins for the past 35 years. We travel nation wide to perform such repairs. Consulting also available.

Monroe

Company / Contact Address Phone
J.W.R. Stone Art, Inc
Joseph Rauber
202 Huffer Rd
Hilton, NY 14468
voice 585-392-3081
Company / Contact Address Phone
Matthews Building Movers
Peter Matthews
275 Weidner Rd
Rochester, NY 14624
voice 585-328-2443
Company / Contact Address Phone
Stillbrook Company, Inc

East Rochester, NY 14445

East Rochester, NY 14445
voice 585-248-9667

Montgomery

Company / Contact Address Phone
Gerard A. Cheney General Contracting
272 County Highway 108
St. Johnsville, NY 13452
voice 518-568-7628
Company / Contact Address Phone
Windy Hill Restorations
Rich Strunk
PO Box 160
Palatine Bridge, NY 13428
voice (518) 673-4444

Niagara

Company / Contact Address Phone
PRC Pro Construction Inc.

Newfane, New York 14108
voice 716-778-3154
We restore Barns and have been in the construction business for 40+ years

Oneida

Company / Contact Address Phone
Bear Creek Carpentry
William Rockhill
PO Box 220

Woodgate, NY 13494
voice 315-392-2130
www.bearcreekcarpentry.com | timberfrmr@aol.com
Company / Contact Address Phone
Brian P. Judge Contractor
8170 State Route 294
Boonville, NY 13309
voice 315-942-5815
Company / Contact Address Phone
Otisco Lake Milling
Brian P. Judge

Boonville, NY 13319
voice (315) 942-5815

Onondaga

Company / Contact Address Phone
McNally Construction
1136 Old Seneca Tpke
Skaneateles, NY 13152
voice 315-685-0603
Company / Contact Address Phone
Ron Nash

Marcellus, NY 13108
voice 315-673-2866
Company / Contact Address Phone
William C. Burrell
3169 Fox Rd
Syracuse, NY 13215
voice 315-673-2354
Company / Contact Address Phone
Woodford Bros, Inc.
6500 Rt. 80, Box 108
Apulia Station, NY 13020
voice (315) 696-8971
voice (800) 735-2580

Ontario

Company / Contact Address Phone
Anchor Beam Construction, LLC
Jay Wright
5325 State Route 245
Naples, NY 14512
fax 585-374-2278
voice 585-374-BARN (2276)
JWright@AnchorBeamConstruction.com
Company / Contact Address Phone
Stone Work
David Aman
5443 Wells Curtice Road
Canadaigua, NY 14424
fax 585-905-0998
stoneworks14@yahoo.com

Orange

Company / Contact Address Phone
Keith Murray Corporation

Pine Bush, NY 12566
voice 845-744-5519
Company / Contact Address Phone
Moore Construction
104 Hansburg Rd
Pine Bush, NY 12566
voice 845-647-7131
Company / Contact Address Phone
Triple M General Construction
Mark Watkins
145 Sinsabaugh Rd
Pine Bush, NY 12566
voice 845-744-2190

Otsego

Company / Contact Address Phone
George Powers Construction
2 Vanwoert St
Oneonta, NY 13820
voice 607-432-9284
Company / Contact Address Phone
Jon Edgington
674 Pleasant Valley Road
Milford, NY 13807
voice (607) 293-6445
Company / Contact Address Phone
Tillapaugh Construction
Allens Lake Rd
Richfield Springs, NY 13439
voice 315-858-0844

Rensselaer

Company / Contact Address Phone
Craig Newton, Contractor
34 Meyer Ln
Troy, NY 12180
voice 518-279-9803
Company / Contact Address Phone
Starry Ridge Timber Farms
Michael Buzerak
37 Fred Moon Road
Petersborough, NY 12138
voice (518) 658-3062

Saint Lawrence

Company / Contact Address Phone
Hutton Construction Co.
James and Bruce Hutton
49 Southwood Road
Hammond, NY 13646
voice (315) 324-5271
Company / Contact Address Phone
Maple Ridge Builders
James Rotundo
Jochen Sieckmann
811 Maple Ridge Rd
Richville, NY 13681
voice 315-347-3456
Company / Contact Address Phone
Saint Lawrence Construction
301 County Route 55
North Lawrence, NY 12967
voice 315-328-8040
Company / Contact Address Phone
Tim Stowell and
142 Rock Island Street
Gouverneur, NY 13642
voice (315) 287-3650

Schenectady

Company / Contact Address Phone
Russell Ley
P.O. Box 2175
Scotia, NY 12302
voice 518-370-3600
unclerussell@peoplepc.com

Schoharie

Company / Contact Address Phone
Schoenecker Construction Co.
Hans Schoenecker
RD #1 Box 249
Schoharie, NY 12157
voice (518) 295-8658

Seneca

Company / Contact Address Phone
William van Sickle

Phelps, NY 14532
voice 315-548-9445

St. Lawrence

Company / Contact Address Phone
Antique Woods
Dale Lehmer
121 Quarry Rd.

Gouverneur, NY 13642
voice 315-287-2535
fax 888-261-4284
www.smallbarnhomes.com | www.vintagewoods.com | antiquewds@aol.com

Steuben

Company / Contact Address Phone
Cheresnowsky Concrete
Tim Cheresnowsky
1199 Haskell Rd
Hornell, NY 14843
voice 607-324-4305

Sullivan

Company / Contact Address Phone
Beechwoods Restoration Company
Joseph Dipane
96 Boettger Rd
Calicoon, NY 12723
voice 845-887-4540
Company / Contact Address Phone
Delware Valley Woodwork
Zeke Boyle

Calicoon, NY 12723
voice 845-887-4783

Tioga

Company / Contact Address Phone
Brewster and Company
Seth Brewster
393 South Danby Road

Spencer, NY 14883
voice (607)351-4802
cmbrewster09@yahoo.com
Company / Contact Address Phone
Dick Warner
482 Dry Brook Road
Willseyville, NY 13864
voice (607) 659-5003

Tompkins

Company / Contact Address Phone
Charles Pomada
919 Bostwick Road
Ithaca, NY 14850
voice 607.342.1886
cpomada7@gmail.com
Repairs, structural analysis, contract management, dating historic structures.
Company / Contact Address Phone
Blanchard & Ferguson
Johnathan Gutchess
PO Box 111
Dryden, NY 13053
voice 607-756-6691
Company / Contact Address Phone
Crown Construction
John Lafian
176 Cortland Road
Dryden, NY 13053
fax 607-844-3991
voice 607-844-3993
Company / Contact Address Phone
Lazarus & Co.
Rick Lazarus
63 Howland Road
Spencer, NY 14883
voice (607) 589-4938
Company / Contact Address Phone
Leigh C. Marshall General Contracting
186 Van Dorn Rd N
Ithaca, NY 14850
voice 607-272-6648
Company / Contact Address Phone
S.D. Sperling Historic Restoration & Construction Company
Scott D. Sperling
P.O. Box 3986
Ithaca, NY 14850
mobile (607) 279-5879
voice 1-800-618-9024
SDScott002@msn.com
We work all over NYS and even travel east as far as Boston, south as far as Florida and Texas, and west as far as Arizona.

Ulster

Company / Contact Address Phone
Rondout Woodworking
James Kricker
9 Terra Road
Saugerties, NY 12477
voice (845) 246-5845
www.rondoutwoodworking.com
Company / Contact Address Phone
The Woodworks Co.
voice 845-677-3960
Millwork specialty

Washington

Company / Contact Address Phone
Restoration Plus
Bruce McLanithan

Cambridge, NY
voice 518-677-8988

Wayne

Company / Contact Address Phone
Martin Builders
10110 Miner Rd
North Rose, NY 14516
voice 315-587-9836

Westchester

Company / Contact Address Phone
Tea House Design INC.
Steve Miller
11 Benedict Rd
PO Box 99
Waccabuc, NY 10597
voice (914) 763-3078
fax 914 763-3078
teahousedesign@verizon.net
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Wyoming

Company / Contact Address Phone
Hulme Inc.
17 East Buffalo St.
Warsaw, NY 14569
voice (716) 786-5880
fax (716) 786-8269
Company / Contact Address Phone
Robert Bey Construction/B-n-T Metal
Robert Bey
116 Prospect Street
Warsaw, NY 14569
voice 585 786 9935
beytera@yahoo.com
Roofing and Construction

Yates

Company / Contact Address Phone
Allison & Daniels, Inc
125 W Lake Rd
Penn Yan, NY 14527
voice 315-536-3121

Pennsylvania

Company / Contact Address Phone
John McNamara
RD #2, Box 169
Montrose, PA 18801
voice (717) 278-1679

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